To protect its inventions, PPU Umwelttechnik GmbH successfully applied for a utility model protection for its containerized DAF. After filing the application, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office granted the registration after only six days. Thus, the state-of-the-art technology is protected on the market.
Utility model protection for the containerized ClearFox® DAF
What is a containerized DAF?
ClearFox® containerized DAF (dissolved air flotation) is particularly suitable for wastewater from industries, factories and production processes. It is already used in numerous industrial sectors, such as the oil and gas industry, the textile industry, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, PET recycling and municipal wastewater treatment. The new DAF plant has a very robust and space-saving design. It can be used as part of a multi process wastewater treatment system, or as a stand-alone unit. The ClearFox® DAF cleans wastewater from oils, greases, suspended and floating matter. The new design achives market leading removal efficiencies for COD, BOD, TSS and FOGs.
What is a utility model protection?
To protect the development of PPU Umwelttechnik GmbH, the company registered utility model protection No. 20 2021 1001 113. This protects the “device for, in particular airlift-operated dissolved air flotation with a flotation container made of plastic, accommodated in an ISO container”. The advantage of the utility model protection is its speed: after filing, only a few days passed before the DPMA entered the containerized ClearFox® DAF in the register. This means that only PPU Umwelttechnik GmbH is authorized to use, manufacture and market its containerized DAF.
Why is it worth to get a utility model protection?
Since dissolved air flotation is also used in the oil and gas industry, ClearFox® equipment must be able to cope with exceptional environmental conditions on the one hand and aggressive foreign substances on the other hand. Also, the equipment shows very low wear and increased corrosion resistance. The advantage of the containerized ClearFox® DAF is its flexibility in transport and installation. The systems are installed in ISO shipping containers and require only a firm and level base for on-site installation. A simplified process allows all modules to be easily connected. That saves time during installation. This procedure is unique, so the protection of this invention has a huge advantage for PPU Umwelttechnik GmbH.